‘Tiny Footprint Tango Tour:
2 Hot 2 Tango’

Climate change + tango = 2 Hot 2 Tango. Bandoneon (an accordion-like instrument) player Ben Bogart and pianist Winnie Cheung are using their expertise of Argentine tango music to make people more aware of climate change. And they are doing it barefoot. That’s more than a gimmick. “As musicians, tango is our voice,” said Bogart. “It’s the tool we have to address the issues that are most important to us. And right now, that is climate change. We are keeping an important strand of the musical tradition alive when we extend the contemporary conversation around tango to include positive social impacts.”

SATURDAY, MAY 18

The Kentucky Center
6 p.m. | $20
501 W. Main St.
http://kentuckycenter.org

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‘Tiny Footprint Tango Tour:
2 Hot 2 Tango’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

 

 

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